• Print: Editorial Development & Writing
    Print: Editorial Development & Writing
  • Video: Script Writing and Production
    Video: Script Writing and Production
  • Live Events: Script Writing & Hosting
    Live Events: Script Writing & Hosting

My first published story appeared the day after my 12th birthday.

I’m still unclear on how it reached the editorial offices of my hometown’s daily newspaper, but they ran a long piece I’d written for a 6th grade class assignment. Titled “Adventures of a Young Ant,” (which I shamelessly borrowed from Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories), it chronicled the travails of the titular insect as he crosses an elementary school classroom to win a barroom wager, fame and fortune, and the female ant of his dreams.

Sadly, it is no longer in print.

Since then, I’ve written on music, film & television, live entertainment & theme parks, sports, fiction, history, the military, faith & the church, and a variety of outdoor topics (from hiking and camping to firearms, knives and assorted gear) for dozens of publications.

In addition to my own writing, I’ve developed and edited a good deal of magazine and book content for others. I’ve co-written or ghostwritten seven books, and have penned scores of speeches & scripts. I’ve lead marketing, communications and training & development teams, and have facilitated hundreds of whiteboard planning and creative sessions for a variety of corporate and non-profit organizations, including industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Company.

These days, I do the majority of my work for Engaged Media as Editorial Director of their Sports, Entertainment & Outdoor Media Group, but I’d love to help you discover and tell your story, develop your content, or reach new audiences.

Let’s connect: craig@craighodgkins.com.

Articles, Blog Posts & Other Writing

Remembering Walt: A Labor of Love

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It was your typical California summer day in the late ’50s. Dick May was taking tickets in front of the Casey Junior Circus Train in Fantasyland when a woman at the front of... READ MORE